Regulation (page 6)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Now that a three-judge panel has accepted North Carolina’s new congressional election map, the state’s redistricting battles are at least temporarily over. Rick Henderson assesses the impact of new election maps for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 13, 2019
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    New Raleigh City Council open to innovation?

    Short-term rentals, backyard cottages, and scooters could get a reprieve with a new mayor and reconstituted city council. New member Jonathan Melton says, “I think we can lead on micromobility,” and Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin proposes holding off enforcement of short-term rental restrictions. Anna Johnson provided the play-by-play.
    Joseph Coletti, December 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on teen vaping’s impact on the debate over safe alternatives to smoking. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal asks whether a judge will order N.C. lawmakers to spend more money on schools.
    Mitch Kokai, November 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal rules that could stifle North Carolina’s growing hemp industry. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how a new report about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline reveals abuse of power by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration.
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    Sanders: Do Social Concerns Trump Housing Warren, Impeach Gentrification?

    More housing options (including granny flats, garage units, and multiple dwelling units per residence, not just apartments and townhomes) would relax  upward pressure on housing prices. But they would certain not prevent a neighborhood from changing.
    Jon Sanders, November 20, 2019
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    Forbes bucks conventional wisdom on Libra, e-cigarettes

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contributions to Forbes magazine take on two recent controversies. First, he discusses Facebook’s focus on an alternative currency. [R]egulatory pressures have forced a number of companies that were partnering with Facebook on this project to drop out. And this gets to the real reason the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. hemp farmers’ struggle to meet stringent state THC standards. The Daily Journal explains how the recent debate over a new N.C. congressional”base map” revealed evidence of partisan bias from Democrats.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    The N&O’s silly, desperate editorial

    In 2013, the N&O editors were so confident that empirically sound reforms to state taxes, red tape, and unemployment benefits would fail, they even offered to give Republicans credit if in years hence the state's economy was "thriving." Whoops.
    Jon Sanders, November 18, 2019